US 2083345 A
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June 8,1937. A R E, PNGE 2,083,345
' DISPLAY CONTAINER Filed 001;. 28, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 hnmuwnlllllllhlllllllllll!! l 40 59 4Q .54+ 49 55 l 49 June 8; 1937. R.E. PAIGE DISPLAY CONTAINER Filed oct. 28, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Pny/4P@ fon/$5 INVENTOR.
Patented June 8, 1937 UNITED sr/ATES .PATENT OFFICE I DISPLAY-comma Y Richard Eaton Paige, Flushing, N. Y. v Application october 2s, 1936, seriaiNo. 101,944
sciaims. (ci. 229-23) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in display devices and more particularly it pertains to a new and novel display device which in its operative position provides a container for the merchandise being displayed.
It is ,one object of the lpresent invention to provide a device of the afore-mentioned character which may be collapsed into a relatively iiat compact form when not in use.
It is a further object of the invention so to vprovide a new and novel construction whereby, although the device is formed from relatively thin stock it will bepossessed o f great 'strength and will support comparatively heavy weights without '15 sagging or distorting.
It is a still further object of the invention to provide a new and novel construction and arrangement of parts whereby the bottom of the container, when the same is in its display position will be both supported from beneath and suspended from above. l 1
A still further object of the invention resides in a newv and novel construction whereby the device may be easily erected from its knockdown position by a single operation.
With the above and other objects in view reference will be had to the following specification and claims and to the accompanying drawings, in which:
- Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a device constructed in accordance with the present invention, the device being set up in display position,
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof,
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken@ substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1,
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken substantially on the line 4--4 of Figure 2,
Figurey 5 is a detail vertical sectional view on '40 an enlarged scale taken substantially on the line 5 5 of Figure 3,
Figure 6 is ka top plan view partly in sectionl illustrating the devicein partly collapsed condition, v
45 Figure '7 is a view similar to Figure 6 showingthe device in its completely collapsed form,
Figure 8 is a fragmentary view in elevation` showing the device in its completely folded form,
Aof which constitutes the side walls of the finished device, the other section constituting the bottom. In the accompanying drawings the section which forms the side walls is designated III, the section which forms the bottom being desig- 5 nated I2. y' The section I0 is preferably formed from a `single blank of material such as paper, cardboard or the like and the blank is so shaped and that any number of panels may be employed-within the scope of this invention.
In the present illustration of the invention I have also shown the panel 22 as provided with an extension 23 for display copy but it will also 25 be obvious that this extension may project from any of the other panels and-that its specic location forms no particular part of the present invention.
The bottom section is preferably formed from 30 a single blank of material of the type illustrated in Figure 10 and comprises 'a main body portion 30which is defined by crease or score lines 3l, 32, 3 3, 34, 35, and 38, these several 'crease or score lines constituting the six side edges of the bot' 35 tom. A crease or score line 31 extends through the longitudinal center of the bottom and divides it into two` panels 38 and 39 hingedly connected together by said crease .or score line 31.
The score line 3l,'in`addition to dening one 40 side edge of the bottom, forms a line of fold for a section 40 and the score line 34 provides a line of fold for a similar section 4I upon the opposite side of the bottom. These two sections 40 and 4I 4 provide means forgsupportingthe bottom from the side walls in a plane beneath the plane of the bottom when it is in its operative position, these sections being secured to their respective panels of the side wall section preferably by pasting as at 42 in Figure 3. Thus it will be apparent that 50 the bottom is supported from beneath at its front and rear edges.
The reference numerals 43, 44, 45 and 46 designate tabs "which project from the ends of the Y panels of the bottom 30. 'I'he tabs 44 and 4l 55 4 4endsofthepanel project from the opposite ends of the panel Il and the tabs 43 and 4I project from the opposite 30. Each of thesetabs is di- 41 and into panels 49, III 4l of each tab provides the vided by score lines and Il. Ihe panel meansl by which the tabs are connected to the end 'this position the panels 5t and Ii will occupy the same plane .and will extend parallel with their respective panels 4l, as illustrated in said Figure 5.
By reference to Figure it will be apparent that 4when the panels 4l which are secured' to the side walls in any desired manner but preferably by gluing in the position as shown, the bottom section 30 will be suspended from the upper edge Il o! each panel 49 and that, as heretofore mentioned, the bottom 3U. in its operative position is supported from beneath and suspended from above. y .l
Withthe parts in the position in which they are shown in Figures 1 through 5, inclusive, the device is inits set up form, When it isdesired to collapse or fold the same, it-is only necessary to exert pressure centrally of the bottom section ll and break the same upon the crease or score 4 line 31. Upon application of pressure, as heretofore described, the bottom begins to fold upward- 1y alongl the crease or score line 31 and the panels 5I and Il each hinge upon yits respective crease or score line 4l, permitting the front and rear walls and the end walls to move toward each other as illustrated in Figure 6. With the parts in the position shown in Figure 6 it is only neces-l sary to exert slight pressure upon the front and rear of the container in its fully'collapsed position, as shown in Figure '1, in which position the panels 50 andy Il have again assumed the-position where they are-in substantially the same plane in' each tab. A
To again set the device up in displayposition itis only necessary to exert pressure in opposite directions upon the ends ofthe device, as it is shown -in Figure '1, whereupon the bottom panels Il and 3l tend to flatten out while the several panels ill and ll'tend to move from the position in which they are shown in Figure 7 lto the position in which lthey areshown in Figures i to 5,
It will be noted that the several creaseior score lines 32, 41 and 4l radiate from a common point il in their adjacent end of theirrespective bottom panel, and that by this construction the-two panels ll and il of each of the tabs provide a hinge connection between the attached panel 49 of each tab land 'the bottom panel to-which the tabs are attached.
From the foregoing it will be apparent that the present invention provides a new and novel form o! knock down collapdble display container whichis not only capable of simple and easy manipulation to set up and collapse. Abut which is possessed of suitable supporting strength by reason of its bottom being supported from beneath its operative piane at two points and'suspended from a pointvabove its operative plane at four points. Furthermore, by constructing the device'from two blanks instead of a single blank, I am enabled to obtain a vgreater area f or display copy with a single printing operation, since, by forming the .device from ltwo blanks a single printing operationwill provide the entire display copy. This is not possible should the device be formed from a single blank for the reason that, in forming from a single blank both sides of the blank are exposed to view when the device is in operative position and to print both sides of a blank requires two printing operations.
Having thus described the invention. claimed as new, is:
1. A collapsible container comprising al body portion having side walls including a plurality of hingedly connected panels, a bottom comprising a single blank of material, a crease or score line extending longitudinally o! the bottom and dividing saidl bottom into two hingedly connected panels of substantially like dimensions, means depending from opposite sides of said bottom for attachment to the side walls 0i the body portion for supporting the body portion from beneath, a tab extendingvfrom each end of each panel oi the bottom,'and`crease or score lines dividing each of said tabs into an attaching panel and two hingedy ly connected panels interposed between the attaching panel and its corresponding end of its corresponding bottom panel.
2. A collapsible container comprising a body portion having side ,walls including a plurality of hingedly connected panels, a bottom comprising a single blank of material, a crease or score line extendingy longitudinally of the bottom and dividing said bottom into two hingedly connected panels of substantially like dimensions, means depending from opposite sides of said bottom for attachment to the side walls of the body portion for supporting the body portion from beneath, a tab extending from each end ofveach panel oi the bottom, and crease or score lines dividing each of said' tabsinto an attaching panel and'two hingedly connected panels interposed between the attaching panel and its corresponding end o! its corresponding bottom panel, each of said last mentioned score lines extending radially from a common point in its respective tab.
l 3.. A collapsible container comprising a body portion including a plurality of hingedly connected panels, and a foldable bottom member having two spaced pairs of extendible tabs and with each tab of a pair forming an inner foldabie paneland an 'outerattaching panel for gluing to the inner face o! its respective panel oi' the body portion, and said bottom member further including a pair of opposed spaced rectangular sections constituting attaching panels, said opposed spaced-rectangular sections being secured to the inner face oftheir respective panels of the body lportion in'downwardly depending relation to the bottom member. I
. I RICHARD EATON PAIGE.